Dina Fahmy

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42 patients with metastatic breast carcinoma were treated with aminoglutethimide, which inhibits adrenal steroid hormone synthesis. Treatment was stopped in 2 patients before response could be assessed; of the other 40, 15 (37.5%) had an objective response, 1 (2.5%) showed a response in bone but not in soft tissue, and 4 (10%) had complete or very great(More)
A radioimmunoassay for plasma cortisol featuring the gamma-emitting radioligand 125I-iodohistamine, coupled to cortisol-3-(O-carboxymethyl)-oxime, is described. The new procedure retains much of the specificity associated with the use of anti-cortisol-3-BSA sera with tritium-labelled radioligands, and has the further advantages that running costs are lower(More)
An enzymeimmunoassay for plasma progesterone was established using progesterone covalently linked to the enzyme, horseradish peroxidase, as the 'label'. Separation of free and bound steroid was effected by Sepharose-coupled antiprogesterone-11alpha-hemisuccinyl bovine serum albumin antiserum (Sepharose-antisera). The enzymeimmunoassay satisfied the normal(More)
BACKGROUND There is a large body of epidemiological data associating obesity with a wide variety of clinical disease processes, including cancer and wound infections. However, defining the specific defects of neutrophils has proved difficult and often contradictory. METHODS 27 patients having gastric bypass surgery for obesity (BMI > 40) were compared(More)
Multiple plasma-hormone concentrations were measured in sequential plasma-samples from six women with breast cancer and were compared to concentrations in six control women matched for age, years since menopause, and parity. All hormone concentrations in all the women studied were within normal limits. However, within the normal range the(More)
Plasma testosterone, androstenedione, oestradiol-17beta, follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) were not significantly different in patients with prostatic cancer, with benign prostatic hyperplasia or in patients without prostatic disease. Plasma prolactin concentrations were significantly lower in the patients with benign disease(More)
Antisera were obtained from rabbits immunised against cortisol-3-BSA with a view to examining their application in a radioimmunoassay of the steroid. One such antiserum was studied in detail; cross-reactivity with other C21 steroids normally present in human plasma was negligible and it proved possible to establish a radioimmunoassay which satisfied all(More)